League Two
Oldham1Morecambe2

Oldham Athletic 1-2 Morecambe

Paul Scholes
Paul Scholes led Oldham to a 4-1 win over Yeovil and a 1-1 draw with Crewe in his first two games in charge

Paul Scholes suffered his first defeat in management as Oldham were stunned 2-1 at home by struggling Morecambe.

The Latics were looking to boost their League Two play-off hopes, but instead they were beaten by a last-minute goal from Shrimps substitute Aaron Collins.

Morecambe took just four minutes to grab the lead as Piero Mingoia was given time and space to cross from the right and Jordan Cranston swept in from 10 yards.

Cranston was also denied by goalkeeper Daniel Iversen, who then made a fine save from Carlos Mendes Gomes with the visitors creating chances at will.

Oldham finally came to life as Jose Baxter, Peter Clarke and George Edmundson all forced saves from Mark Halstead.

Scholes' side levelled on 76 minutes when Johan Branger delivered a left-wing cross to Baxter, who planted a simple header high into the net from eight yards.

Home substitute Urko Vera was superbly kept out by Halstead and the final twist came on the stroke of 90 minutes as Liam Mandeville set up Collins to slot home and snatch victory.

Report supplied by Press Association

Line-ups

Oldham

  • 1Iversen
  • 23Hunt
  • 4Edmundson
  • 26ClarkeBooked at 68mins
  • 20StottSubstituted forDearnleyat 50'minutes
  • 22Branger
  • 42SyllaSubstituted forMaoucheat 60'minutes
  • 17Missilou
  • 27Nepomuceno
  • 8Baxter
  • 10O'GradySubstituted forVeraat 72'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Taylor
  • 7Coke
  • 9Dearnley
  • 11Vera
  • 13de la Paz
  • 28Maouche
  • 46Robinson

Morecambe

  • 21Halstead
  • 2Mills
  • 12Sutton
  • 5Old
  • 3Conlan
  • 27CranstonBooked at 74mins
  • 4Kenyon
  • 26Mingoia
  • 19Mendes GomesSubstituted forMandevilleat 65'minutes
  • 11EllisonSubstituted forOatesat 84'minutes
  • 7BennettSubstituted forCollinsat 73'minutesBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 1Roche
  • 14Dalby
  • 17Mandeville
  • 18Oates
  • 24McKay
  • 25Hedley
  • 31Collins
Referee:
Andy Haines
Attendance:
4,218

Match Stats

Home TeamOldhamAway TeamMorecambe
Possession
Home57%
Away43%
Shots
Home12
Away13
Shots on Target
Home6
Away6
Corners
Home9
Away2
Fouls
Home11
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Oldham Athletic 1, Morecambe 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Oldham Athletic 1, Morecambe 2.

Peter Clarke (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Alex Kenyon (Morecambe).

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Ritchie Sutton.

Attempt blocked. Rob Hunt (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Booking

Aaron Collins (Morecambe) is shown the yellow card for excessive celebration.

Goal!

Goal! Oldham Athletic 1, Morecambe 2. Aaron Collins (Morecambe) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Liam Mandeville.

Foul by Jose Baxter (Oldham Athletic).

Alex Kenyon (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. Jose Baxter (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Alex Kenyon (Morecambe) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Steven Old (Morecambe) header from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by Rob Hunt.

Substitution

Substitution, Morecambe. Rhys Oates replaces Kevin Ellison.

Attempt missed. Christopher Missilou (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Mark Halstead.

Attempt saved. Urko Vera (Oldham Athletic) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Peter Clarke (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Kevin Ellison (Morecambe).

Attempt missed. Aaron Collins (Morecambe) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Attempt saved. Piero Mingoia (Morecambe) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Zak Mills (Morecambe) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Johan Branger (Oldham Athletic).

Goal!

Goal! Oldham Athletic 1, Morecambe 1. Jose Baxter (Oldham Athletic) header from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Johan Branger with a cross.

Jose Baxter (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Alex Kenyon (Morecambe).

Booking

Jordan Cranston (Morecambe) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Christopher Missilou (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jordan Cranston (Morecambe).

Substitution

Substitution, Morecambe. Aaron Collins replaces Richard Bennett.

Substitution

Substitution, Oldham Athletic. Urko Vera replaces Chris O'Grady.

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Luke Conlan.

George Edmundson (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Richard Bennett (Morecambe).

Attempt missed. Kevin Ellison (Morecambe) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Booking

Peter Clarke (Oldham Athletic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Peter Clarke (Oldham Athletic).

Richard Bennett (Morecambe) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Morecambe. Liam Mandeville replaces Carlos Mendes Gomes.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Lincoln City321711457332462
2Bury33179763392460
3Mansfield331513548262258
4MK Dons33168953341956
5Forest Green331412750321854
6Colchester331581053361753
7Carlisle331641352411152
8Exeter32149943321151
9Tranmere331310104741649
10Stevenage33146133842-448
11Oldham3312101151411046
12Grimsby33144153739-246
13Crewe33137133942-346
14Swindon321210103841-346
15Newport32137124350-746
16Northampton33815104145-439
17Crawley33115173646-1038
18Cheltenham33108153849-1138
19Cambridge33106172952-2336
20Morecambe3398163551-1635
21Port Vale3389162841-1333
22Yeovil3379173246-1430
23Macclesfield3378183455-2129
24Notts County33610173465-3128
View full League Two table

Top Stories